01 June 2013

Bathing Suit Season and Body Issues

It's gonna be a hot, humid and sunny weekend, so we were thinking of taking Lucy swimming at the lake or river. This of course leads to what to wear. Ugh. Trying on bathing suits seriously brings up all my body issues. While I think I look alright in clothes, bathing suits are a whole 'nother story.  After 2+ hours of trying different combinations (I have 9 or 10 one-pieces, 6 bikinis/tankinis, and 1 pair of swim shorts), I ended up with only one "piece" that I like - the swim shorts. Here they are with one of the tankini tops and one of the bikini tops. I'm only showing side views because, well, can you say HELLO flabby belly and stretch marks!! Bleh. Oh, and please excuse my messy house ;)

Chopped all my hair off last night
                                       

I think I look pregnant in this one :(


Wish this top was a solid color

I do actually like the way my legs look!

And which will I wear when we actually venture out of the house you may ask? Definitely the swim shorts! I'd love to have the confidence to wear the bikini top, but I don't. If the tankini top was solid black I'd probably wear it out, but most likely I'll end up in a sports bra and tank top.

Or I'll just stay in and color my hair. It's brutally hot out there ;)

10 comments:

safire said...

You look fantastic! Good job with your success.

Laura Runs a Latte said...

Thank you so much!

♥ Drazil ♥ said...

OMG - I think you look amazing. Look at your muscle tone! DAYUM!

Mrs Swan said...

You see pregnant I see sexy womanly curves. You look great in them both but the tankini is my fav. I think your right that the top would be better in a solid color.

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Laura! I think you look very good for both tops, and having 3 daughters who ask me for "the truth" about these matters while shopping, I don't lie. You should eventually feel confident wearing either top.

I think the only way to get confident about the bikini top is to actually wear it out in public. I don't think there's a short cut to public exposure to get comfortable with it. Then, you'll see by guys' expressions that I'm right about this--that you're good in them. :D

I agree with you about your legs. Also, you have nice abs.

:-) Marion

Laura Runs a Latte said...

Thank you all so much! I really can't believe I've heard the words "muscle tone" and "nice abs" in reference to MY pictures! I love you guys!

The Vegan Gypsy said...

Laura, I understand "body issues" but you look AWESOME in any/all of those combinations! I hope you went out and are having a fun day. :)

Laura Runs a Latte said...

Thanks Michele! We didn't end up going anywhere yesterday, but I did wear the bikini top (with a tank top over it!) for Lucy's walks. Does that count? ;)

Leigh Costa said...

First off, I love the hair. Secondly, you look hot in both swim suit options! Work it girl!!!!!

Allan said...

Looks great